Surrounding Austin proper are many wonderful communities that create the Austin metroplex. To the south are the towns of Buda and Kyle, which in recent years have seen an explosion of new production building that has provided great housing options at a lower cost than those found in other areas. To the west, areas such as Dripping Springs and Driftwoood have a quiet, hill country lifestyle and recently have turned into a destination for foodies with the explosion of wineries and eateries such as the legendary Salt Lick BBQ.
High tech companies have lead the way for much of the growth in the surrounding communities north of Austin. The areas north of Austin including Round Rock and Georgetown have seen a huge increase in population as good school districts and convenience to employers draw more residents. Finally to the east, cities like Manor, Elgin and Bastrop also contribute to the Austin metroplex.
DON’T MISS: Weiner Dog Races – Sponsored by Buda Lion’s Club, this annual event features races, arts & crafts, BBQ cook off and costume contests.
If you are ever looking to get out of the city for the day, there are many great day trips a short drive away.